Westlake gives teen bus a test drive

Acorn Staff Writer

Westlake Village city officials believe strongly in teen recreation programs, and they feel a new activity bus to provide transportation for the teens will help increase program participation. Recently, Westlake Village renewed its contract with the City of Agoura Hills to provide teen programs year round. Participation in teen recreation will be about the same as last year, but Westlake […]


The Ventura County Harbor Department of Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard invites people to get in the patriotic spirit by joining in a Fourth of July celebration by the sea on Wed., July 4. Activities and entertainment will be held at Fisherman’s Wharf and Marine Emporium Landing. The day’s events include a children’s parade at 11 a.m. and live musical […]

Applicants sought for best-in-class programs

The SBC Foundation, philanthropic arm of SBC Communication Inc., and Partners in Education are accepting nominations for the second annual SBC National Telecommunications Partnership Awards Program, which recognizes outstanding partnerships that have facilitated the integration of telecommunications technologies into education, resulting in improved student achievement and success. The focus of this year’s awards is education and partnerships that use telecommunications […]

Alliance golf tourney to support arts program

The Alliance for the Arts will hold its fifth annual "Shoot-out for the Arts" golf tournament at Sherwood Country Club on Mon., July 9. Proceeds from the fundraising event will help pay for performing arts programs for local youth. Individual tickets are $1,000 and corporate sponsorships range from $1,000-$25,000. Ron Masak, best known for his portrayal of Sheriff Mort Metzger […]

Shakespeare Festival comes to T.O.

Shakespeare Festival comes to T.O. The fifth annual Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival, co-produced by the Kingsmen Shakespeare Company and California Lutheran University, will present "Hamlet" and "As You Like It" in Kingsmen Park on the CLU campus, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks. "Hamlet" will be presented at 8 p.m. on June 29 to 30; July 1, 6 to 8 and […]

Young equestrian rides like a veteran

Acorn Staff Writer

She’s only been riding horses for two years, but inexperience didn’t stop 11-year-old Katie Goeller from winning the recent Malibu 25-Mile Endurance Race over the difficult terrain of the Santa Monica Mountains. Katie, an Agoura Hills resident, rode for a three-member team called the Malibou Lake Riders under the tutelage of Laura Toston. Competing as a junior against many older […]

Westlake Village

The Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club will hold its 32nd annual Community Fourth of July parade at 10 a.m. on Wed., July 4. The parade will assemble in the former Westlake Medical Center parking lot at the corner of Agoura and Lakeview Canyon Roads. The parade route will travel four blocks to Bennett Park on Village Center Road. Admission is […]

New study takes a look at divorce

The Coalition for Cooperative Divorce (CCD) this week published the results of a study on how mothers are affected by joint custody arrangements after divorce. Prepared by CCD member Renee Leff, the study shows that mothers face a plethora of challenges when dealing with joint custody of their children with their ex-husbands. The biggest challenge joint custody mothers face is […]

Hofer hopes to get back to CIF finals after winning in first year

Acorn Sports Writer

Barbara Hofer experienced something very few coaches ever do. In her first year as the head softball coach at Calabasas High School, she led the Coyotes to a California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) championship. Hofer, who played her softball at Cal-Berkeley, admits she inherited a talented group when she took over the Calabasas softball varsity in the spring of 2000. Still, […]

Young actors to perform at Cal Lutheran

Eighteen high school and college students have been selected to be junior apprentices for the Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival opening June 29 at California Lutheran University. Fourteen of the apprentices will have acting roles alongside professional actors in "Hamlet" and "As You Like It." Apprentices from Oak Park High School (OPHS) include: Allie Rhodes, Becky Rothman, Jackie Luttrell, Jeff Newman, Noah […]

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